Recent Posts by Ashley Maria

Perfecting the List of Directors

The scene: "Name your favorite director." The answers I heard were always men who directed blockbuster I had ask, "Now, name your favorite woman director." It's frustrating to have to make the distinction, right? But it's a reality - a reality we make clear right away in the feature I'm directing right now --…
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Ashley Maria’s Director’s Reel

New Media - Film - Television

As a Director, Ashley brings the creative vision and expertise as well as an incredible creative team composed of actors, cinematographers, production design, writing, production sound and post design, editing, etc. necessary to deliver the final project.


Comedy/horror and immersive video writer & director

Yes, comedy and horror...

Ashley is known for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) award-winning film Friday Night Fright™, a blended comedy/horror which lead to a coveted mentorship with director Wes Craven, and for having developed the first ever 360 immersive virtual reality Kickstarter update video!

photo by Tonya Wise

Ashley was recently featured by the DGA Women’s Steering Committee as a "director to watch"; representing the future of women in film.

"We truly feel your accomplishment of winning a student film DGA as well as your continued work within the industry will lead to really great things for you as the future of DGA and the entertainment industry as a whole."  Kat Landsberg, DGA Women's Steering Committee

360 Filmmaking Can be Affordable

What are the elements that go into making a 360 video? Well, what IS a 360 video? In short, a 360 video is made with a camera that is able to capture 'everywhere.' It is able to see and record everything that goes on around it. It's challenging to filmmakers since we are accustomed to guiding…
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Bringing AR & VR into the public consciousness…

Since Pokemon Go launched on July 5, and Nintendo's shares were at 14,490 Japanese yen ($136.59), not only has this app become a global phenomenon, but Nintendo's stock has more than doubled. Personally, I have had a great time just learning to play the game. I've chatted up strangers as I tried to learn tips and…
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